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9:46 PM on 12.18.2008

Has the Guitar Hero series hit its peak? (Am I the only one who is bored with it)

The first Guitar Hero game I played was Guitar Hero 2 for the xbox 360 about 2 years ago. I remember getting home from Best Buy one night and I couldn't wait to open the package and play it. I called two of my friends over and we rocked out with our socks out the whole night. This went on for a while too. The pattern was, get home from school, eat something then boot up the xbox and get the friends over.

As time went on, the competition between me and my friends was the only thing that kept me going. I wanted to be better than all of them. Until one of my friends would come over every day and just play "Sweet Child o' Mine" until he had it down perfect (that and "Freebird and "Heart-Shaped Box" on the side). Which led to me not playing it very much. Anyway I was bored with GH2 after I failed on "Freebird" pretty hard.

One night a couple of us went to go see a Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd laser show at the Orlando Science Center. It rocked of course - but as we were coming out there was a room we walked past that had Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. A group of people (about 30) were sitting watching two clusterfucks playing a song on easy. I looked at my friends and we were like "let's rape..."

My Sweet Child O' Mine friend and I went up first and this is where I realized how much I really hated Guitar Hero. I played bass and he played lead and we rocked. I then proceeded to play but I failed.....


"You Fail!"

"No... No this can't be. I failed 'Radar Love???!1111!!?" But how???"

When I went to sit down this woman said to me,

"Wow your friend is really good. Does he play a real guitar?"

Now I have been playing guitar for three years and I know I'm better than my friend but I was so jealous. I never touched Guitar Hero again.

GH3 came out and I passed it up. I laughed as my friend got fed up with "Through the Fire and Flames" by StudioForce.

Then Rock Band came. I was really excited... But I skipped it and I'm glad I did. RB 2 and GH WT have both come out too and I have skipped them both.

Anyway I'm getting lazy now and I don't want to write anymore. My main point to this was I am very bored with Guitar Hero and Rock Band. And all this Studio metal being put into the new versions is really bullshit. I don't want to kill myself I want to have fun.

Most of the real "guitar heros" aren't really in it (IMO, and yes I know they may have some songs but I need more) like Eric Clapton, Hendrix, Page, Vai, Satriani, Wes Montgomery, more Allmans, SRV, Muddy, B.B., Buddy, Eric Johnson, and others.

But, Guitar Hero has done a great deal in helping people discover new music which is always gravy and I'm down for that.

Also, the Beatles game that is coming out looks promising and I'd probably hit that.

Or maybe I just saw this kid:

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12:13 PM on 07.25.2008

Used Vs Old games.

I have a friend who, for the most part, will only buy new games. Him and I were at our local gamestop a couple weeks ago and I was there to get Call of Duty 4. While we were looking through the games, we decided to get Rainbow Six Vegas 2. I went straight to the used game section, while he went straight to the new game section. The game was probably 10 dollars more, but hey that's always ten dollars I can spend on some PS2, Xbox, or Gamecube game right?

While we were waiting in line, we started talking to the cashiers about upcoming games, Too Human, Gears 2, Rock Band 2, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, etc... Then I mentioned that my friend only buys used games. To this my friend replied,

"Well, I don't like to take any chances I like to buy new games because I know that I'm the first to own it."

But, for me I could care less. I've been going to Goodwill, Salvation army, and Pawn Shops ever since I was a little kid and that's where I get a lot of my most prized possesions like my Epiphone Les Paul Standard 2000, my Line 6 75 watt amp, my Xbox 360, and all my vinyls ranging from AC/DC and the Beatles to Led Zeppelin and The Who and countless games for PS2, GC, PS1, SNES, NES, 360, etc.

After my friend was finished, the Gamestop worker basically told him that a guy came in last night and bought Battlefield Bad Company new for $60 and returned it a couple hours later and only got like $30. But if it would have been used, he could have brought it back and gotten all his money back.

Most of the game I get used are in good condition anyway.

Also I have the Gamestop card that saves me 10% on used games too. So that's cool.

Anyway, Used games > New Games in my opinion, what do you guys think?   read

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